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More than 200 years ago, the residents of Potsdam, N.Y., founded the St. Lawrence Academy – one of America’s first 50 colleges. Over the next two centuries, the college became a public university, eventually joining the new State University of New York system upon its founding. From our humble beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse, The State University of New York at Potsdam has grown to become a leader in creativity, applied learning and educational excellence.

With their small class sizes, friendly community, rigorous academic programs, top-rated arts environment, and a full range of applied learning opportunities, SUNY Potsdam is a great place to make your own path.The campus is a little out of the way, but, honestly, they like it that way. Within in the shadow of the Adirondacks, it’s easy to get away from it all and focus on finding yourself.

Campus life is vibrant, and the students are crazy-involved. SUNY Potsdam has everything from brand-new laboratories, to award-winning theatres, to 17 different dining locations, plus a fully-stocked athletic complex to keep you busy. Just steps from the Quad are their residence halls, with everything from classic two-bed rooms, to townhouses with full kitchen suites. And you don’t have to go far for a change of scenery. SUNY Potsdam also has a park leading right up to the shores of the Raquette River, and the campus is just a short walk or bike ride away from historic downtown Potsdam.


Transfer Admissions Page:


Transfer Admissions Contact:

Terry Francis
Associate Director of Admissions, Transfer Coordinator
(315) 267-2129



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B.A Geology

MVCC A.S Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science-Geology to SUNY Potsdam B.A Geology


B.S. Geology

MVCC A.S Liberal Arts & Sciences: Math & Science-Geology to SUNY Potsdam B.S Geology